Cressida Campbell studied traditional Japanese printmaking at the Yoshida Hanga Academy in Tokyo, in 1985. Shortly after her return to Australia she began making colour woodcut prints utilizing some of the techniques she learned in Japan. However, unlike the Japanese method, whereby each colour is printed from a different block, Campbell uses only one block, with the colours hand-painted in watercolour on the block, which is then dampened and run through the press once.
This print depicts the expanse of Sydney’s Bondi Beach, looking towards the northern end which appears in reverse (due to the reversal of the image when the block is printed)
colour woodblock printed on cream wove paper
86.0 x 23.5 cm blockmark
Signature & date
Signed and dated l.r., pencil "Cressida Campbell ‘87".
Gift of Fraser Hopkins 2005
© Cressida Campbell. Licensed by Viscopy, Australia
Shown in 1 exhibition
Destination Sydney, S.H. Ervin Gallery, The Rocks, 11 Dec 2015–21 Feb 2016